Kathmandu Valley Rim Biking tour is one of the medium grade difficulty mountain biking adventure riding around the hilly region around Kathmandu valley including best destination Nagarkot, Chisapani,Buddhanilkantha and many more small villages with beautiful off road trails, including single tracks, Enjoying different temples and culture values on the trail. we ride through beautiful valleys with different beautiful views.
Day 01: Arrival in Kathmandu and transfer to hotel
Day 02: Kathmandu-Budhanilkantha:
Today we ride through single track, pass through the Queen forestto the Budhanilkantha, a remarkable 5th century statue of the Lord Vishnu reclining on the coil of the snake king in the middle of a small pond. Your efforts are rewarded by spectacular panoramic mountain views of Ganesh and Langtang Himals on the way and moreover by a night at a true resort established in a rural setting with culturally rich and naturally pristine environment whose garden harbors nearly 75
species of birds and 2000 flowering trees and shrubs.
53km O/N Resort.
Day 03: Budhanilkantha-Chisopani:
today we Start with a steep upward ride (approx 7 km) on broken paved and off road through the Shivapuri National Park reserve. Part of the route is on the popular Helambu trekking trail. Our destination is up to Chisopani which rounds off a
challenging day. Again today’s lodge enjoys outstanding and closest views of the panoramic mountain
ranges- this is one of the best outlooks within the valley region.
40 km O/N Chisopani O/N Lodge
Day 04: Chisopani-Nagarkot:
We climb approximately 9 kms upto 2250m (highest point of our trip) then ride down into the North-East corner of the Kathmandu valley, then it’s on to a mix of single and jeep track to wind our way to Nagarkot, our route will depend on the condition of the trails. A short steep climb into Nagarkot is rewarded by the comfort and peaceful surrounding of hotel on the valley rim. Part of the biking movie ‘Retreat’ was filmed on this trail.
Ride 25km or 35km. O/N Hotel
Day 05: Nagarkot-Bhaktapur-Changunarayan-Nagarkot:
Enjoy the spectacular sunrise views from the terrace. Today we explore the trails around Nagarkot or you can take a rest day. There are numerous off-road routes possible today either on road or wide dirt single tracks. We have a choice of day rides ending at the medieval town of Bhaktapur for lunch then time to look around before we drive back up the hill to Nagarkot or ride up the road if you wish. Bhaktapur is an old restored city full of temples and courtyards. Also it is possible to visit Changu Narayan, a must for those interested in culture – the ancient temple complex here, which includes the oldest Hindu temple in the valley where in the sixth & seventh centuries, Newari stone masons made cravings of Lord Vishnu. The stone tablet standing on the west side of the temple is said to be the earliest known inscription in Kathmandu Valley. It depicts King Mandev’s military conquests in the fifth century. It’s on the way and enjoys commanding views over the
valley and its fine statues are the best outside the National Museum.
Day 06: The ‘Retread’ Trails:
This is an epic single track descent through terraced paddy fields and small villages that lead us to the Indrawati River. We will stop to take photos as the Himalayas are right behind us all the way down and also make offerings at the local temples to help ensure that we remember those technical skills when we need them. After 1000m of downhill a jeep road leads us to the Friendship Highway, the main road to Tibet. We have lunch in a secret spot by the river before the long
climb back up to the valley rim. We have choices; either we continue the ride on the paved road of the
Friendship highway or off road or drive back to Kathmandu.
Day 07: Final departure or add another activity in Nepal.
Altitude range: 1300m to 2250m
Average daily distance: 40km (with optional ad ons)
Grade: D (Tough)
Support vehicle: 70%
Group Size: Minimum 2 Person